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HellaFlush Invades the Paddock

“Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God. I don’t know but today seems kinda odd…”  – Ice Cube

Surprising enough, those were the lyrics I woke up to this morning as it blared on my iPhone’s alarm clock. I looked outside the window and to my surprise, nothing but sunshine and mild to hot temperatures at 7:30 in the morning. Let me remind you that San Francisco has had nothing but 55 degree temperatures with clouds and fog for the past 3-4 weeks. Instantly, I knew today was going to be epic. I had the privilege of christening the newly named Fatlace werehouse, The Paddock, with it’s first HellaFlush Photoshoot. I decided to step it up a bit and shoot not one, but three cars for your viewing pleasure. Johnny, Eric, and Vinh made the trip from Milipitas CA along the sketchy 101 freeway to give me a chance to shoot their rides. Hopefully you guys made it home ok with your front lips still intact…

Johnny’s S2000 reeks of class. Everything is very tastefully modded and most importantly, it’s sitting right. He is currently rolling on 18×10 Front and 18×11.5 Rear CCW LM20s, 245 tires in front, 285 tires in the rear, and dropped on Buddy Club Coilovers.

The aero consists of a Mugen-style hardtop, ASM rear spoiler, OEM AP2 front conversion with OEM lip, and APR carbon fiber mirrors. The stock steering wheel has been replaced with the classic Nardi steering wheel. I wonder how fun Johnny’s S2000 is on the straight away being that it is also equipped with a Greddy turbo and Ti exhaust system as well?

Next up, we have Vinh’s STi. Something about a bright red car that always grabs your attention. In Vinh’s case, EVERYTHING about his car grabbed my attention. I have been keeping my eyes on Vinh’s STi since the day he got and posted it on the forums. After not seeing it around for awhile, I saw it again at our recent HF6 BBQ in San Mateo. Not only was he rocking a newly purchased set of one of my all time favorite wheels but the color he decided to go with really set the car off right. He is running some 18×10 +21 Work VS-XXs in Burning Black wrapped in 255/35 Nexen N3000 rubber. I should of never sold the set I had. I’m an idiot…

I love the detail on this car. Vinh had alot of different grills and panels color matched to his body to give it a much cleaner look. The Chargespeed Carbon Fiber Lip kit sets the overall look of his STi off nicely. Take a look from the back and you are greeted with a Greddy Ti-C exhaust and polished Benen Tow hook. His stance is controlled by a set of BC Racing Coilovers, Whiteline Camber Plates, and SPC camber bolts. He is running a Megan downpipe for a mild upgrade until he can throw down some cash to really build his motor up. I’m interested in what he has in mind…

Last but definitely not least, we have Eric’s S2000. When he pulled up into the paddock, I knew there was a monster under the hood. His S2000 is powered by a Mase Engineering Turbo Kit (running at 11PSI), AEM EMS 1052, Berk 70mm High Flow Cat, Greddy Ti-C 70mm single exhaust, and tuned by Jason Oefelein @ Portland Speed Industries. An ACT HD Clutch Kit was installed to help handle the extra power. Like Johnny, Eric is rocking a set of CCW LM20s 18×10 Front and 18×11.5 Rear. Eric decided to go with the Matte Black finish along with Hancock V12 245 Front and 285 Rear tires. He is dropped on K-sport Pro Full Coilovers along with other suspension goodies such as a Cusco rear tie bar, Cusco front strut bar, and R&D factory x-brace. Stopping power comes in the form of Powerslot front and rear rotors equipped with Hawk HPS Plus pads all around.

The super clean styling of this S2000 is brought to you by a OEM AP2 Front Lip,  OEM trunk rear spoiler, OEM clear side markers, OEM Front bumper Plugs, JS2K Keyhole Covers, Coastal Metals Front Lip Protector, VIS Racing FRP Hardtop, Stubby S2000 Antenna, and of course tinted windows. His interior flaunted an AEM UEGO Gauge and AEM Tru-Boost Gauge housed in a Auto Meter Dual Gauge Pod. His steering wheel setup consisted of a Works Bell Quick Release, Flipper, and Short Hub mounted on a Nardi 330mm Deep Corn Steering Wheel. Overall, just an amazing street machine. Eric would like to give a special thanks to Portland Speed Industries (PSI).

I have never wanted a S2000 more until after today. Vinh has completely changed my mind about the new look of the STi wagon. I HATED IT when it first came out, I have now taken those words back. Big thanks to the guys for coming out today and bearing with the heat in the paddock. It was 93 degrees outside and easily about 100 inside the paddock. I’m sure you guys can wipe off the sweat with those HellaFlush Approved decals 😉

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  1. 24/08/2010 at 9:43 am

    Loving the STi for real on soooo many levels and the last silver S2K is solid, but for real the Subaru rips!!! I’d rock that all day, btw love the throwback Benen hook… Atta boy!

  2. evilchargerfan (dennis)
    24/08/2010 at 10:36 am

    daaaaaaaaaaamn! i love the vs-xx on red!

  3. 24/08/2010 at 10:47 am

    So good to see those cars today and hope to see more. Each car got a care package for their time!

    • Vinh
      24/08/2010 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Mark! I liked the goodies lol

  4. 24/08/2010 at 10:52 am

    They are clean af….. man

  5. 24/08/2010 at 10:52 am

    man i am loving that suby!

  6. jeff c.
    24/08/2010 at 11:02 am

    That silver s2k is so clean and simple.

  7. Jake
    24/08/2010 at 12:23 pm

    This is way too much car porn for one night. I’m already feeling sore, I’ll go at it again tomorrow.

  8. 24/08/2010 at 12:51 pm

    those s2000 are so nasty

  9. Frank
    24/08/2010 at 1:22 pm

    Epicly classy rides! Insane!

  10. 24/08/2010 at 2:21 pm

    Nice and Clean. Love all of them.

  11. Hiva
    24/08/2010 at 5:33 pm

    Tooo awesome…………

  12. 24/08/2010 at 8:46 pm

    Love all three cars! Good luck with the new Paddock guys!

  13. Dias(SWE)
    24/08/2010 at 10:08 pm

    Fucking awesome cars :)

  14. bahc
    24/08/2010 at 10:19 pm

    i think ive seen the grey one in san jose once..passing hellyer, i was in a lowered TL

  15. TerryJ
    24/08/2010 at 10:23 pm

    All three cars are looking & sitting just right & solid.
    But my fav in this shoot is the WRX STi..so dope.

  16. panda poo
    25/08/2010 at 2:53 am

    i hate CCWs now but damn i’d hella rock them if i had some. doesn’t make sense but i think it’s a jealousy thing, that’s probably why i don’t like them lol.

  17. panda poo
    25/08/2010 at 2:57 am

    oh yeah, try to hit up vegas for that blue S2k on Work Emos! im sure you’ve seen it! gotta feature that thing fershurrest! best fitment and no silly overdone camber to make the wheels fit, they fit way propper!

  18. Spanky
    25/08/2010 at 5:34 am

    WOW! loving the STI and the sick s2000’s. Defs running some nice clean fitment! How can i go about getting bigger copies of the pictures of that STI for my laptop?

  19. Josh
    25/08/2010 at 8:11 am

    Wrong Fitment Crew represent! All of the cars look great. I’ve never seen 285’s on the rear of a stock bodied S2k before… looks nutty! Good stuff.

  20. Alex
    25/08/2010 at 10:55 am

    those cars are way too badass my fav is that STi for sure tho

  21. Domoarygato
    25/08/2010 at 3:38 pm

    great photographer

  22. EZ
    25/08/2010 at 11:14 pm

    nexens on vs-xx…? does not compute.

  23. kenny
    26/08/2010 at 12:34 am

    photos came out awesome andy. those cars look dope!!

  24. Chris
    26/08/2010 at 1:59 am

    No barking from the dog, no smog, and moms’ cooking breakfast with no hog

  25. CheekNasty
    26/08/2010 at 6:55 am

    Those are some clean cars.

  26. Dj D@wodu
    26/08/2010 at 8:30 am

    New meaning to “So ILL”

  27. 26/08/2010 at 4:49 pm

    All 3 cars are just sooo Proppa!!!! Wish we could get some of the S2K’s to start looking like this in the UK, peeps are too scared LOL And that Scoob is just Dope!

  28. junglist
    27/08/2010 at 12:32 am

    I need to see some more pics of that Datsun Roadster (looks like a later 2000) in the background!

  29. 30/08/2010 at 10:39 pm

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  30. 03/09/2010 at 12:04 am

    i heard that guy with the STI is really spoiled. High school kid that has rich parents buying him everything. But i give it up to the kid the car looks clean for parents funding the project.

    • evilchargerfan (dennis)
      19/09/2010 at 4:55 am

      @ Mike Lee … are you serious?! o_0

      teh owner worked hard and saved up 2+ years for this project, hes good w/ managing his $, and is a genius on establishing hook ups and hunting deals … get your facts straight son

      (and PLEASE, stop talking like you know anything)

    • 19/09/2010 at 4:58 am

      you heard? but do you really know? get your facts straight before you wreck yourself buddy. sounds like words of jealousy to me.

  31. clip
    14/09/2010 at 12:05 am

    nice tires on the silverstone s2k. hankook v12 ftw!

  32. vinh
    19/09/2010 at 4:18 am

    Dont talk unless you know what youre talking about dumbass.

  33. 23/09/2010 at 7:47 am

    I love the sti! is that that shade of red from the factory?